Misery by: Stephen King
A phsycological thriller
Do classic ghost stories bore you to death? (hahaaha) Do you find yourself unexcited, just not getting the thrill everyone else does? Try a phsycological thriller like Stephen King's Misery, where the monster isnt external (like a ghost, goblin, or beast), but instead is something within a person.
Paul Sheldon, a famous novelist, has nearly died in a car accident in the mountians. He regains conciousness to find he has been re- scued by Annie Wilkes, a deranged woman, who is "his biggest fan."
Isolated in her mountain house, Paul is bedridden, with both of his legs broken. He is completely at her mercy, and she knows exactly what she wants from him: another sequel to his "Misery" series.
As he endures Annie's abuses and learns more and more about the frightening woman keeping him captive, Paul comes to realize that the unfinished book is the only thing keeping him alive, and that however long it takes him to finish...might just be how much longer he has left to live.
My Opinion: The first time I read this book, I could not stop, could not SLEEP, until I had read it all. It was an amazingly intriguing read. The second time around though, was disappointing. The writing style was unoriginal and cliche', and the metaphors were spelled out as if the reader was too stupid to get it. Still, I would definitely reccommend it.